EXCLUSIVE: Aubrey O’Day Rages Against the Machine

What’s the secret to Aubrey O’Day’s enduring success? Apparently, she owes it all to low expectations.

The former Danity Kane songbird and current solo artist (who has her own reality show in the works) tells Curve magazine in its September issue, “I’m one of the most underestimated people in the industry. People don’t expect much from me. They expect me to be a hot mess, they expect me to say all the wrong things and wear the wrong outfits. That’s how I like it though. I think it’s really easy to move through the industry as a woman when you’re underestimated.”

Interesting technique. But then, as O’Day tells it, she marches to the beat of her own drummer—and tough luck if you don’t like it.

“I don’t do anything for other people’s enjoyment. I think I’ve made that pretty clear,” O’Day asserts. “You know sometimes when you make bold moves you look back [and think], Maybe I just should have been a part of the machine instead of rebelling. I still say that about old relationships though, too. But at the end of the day you just have to do…the best you can for who you are in that moment.”

Aubrey O’Day: Living in the moment and making the dream a reality, no matter what the haters say. It’s a philosophy we can all learn a little something from.

Let us know in the comments section: What other life lessons have you picked up from Aubrey O’Day?

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